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DeAndre Yedlin returns to Sounders after stint with USMNT

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DeAndre Yedlin was among a group of four players sent back to their clubs following the United States' 2-1 loss to Colombia on Friday. Yedlin started and played 86 minutes for the USMNT, spending the first half at right back and the second half in the midfield. Lee Nguyen, Jermaine Jones and DaMarcus Beasley also returned to their clubs.

Although the 21-year-old was apparently seen with an icepack after the game, the injury was originally called a "Charley horse" and he's expected to be fully available for the first leg of the Western Conference finals against the LA Galaxy on Sunday.

This was not a huge surprise, as Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid had hinted at the possibility earlier this week. This leaves the United States with 21 players for Tuesday's game against Ireland. Among the players remaining with the USMNT is Sounders Academy product Jordan Morris.

Also missing Tuesday's match is Robbie Keane, who was sent back to the LA Galaxy. Keane played about 12 minutes for Ireland in their loss Scotland on Friday. Keane appears to be fully recovered from the injury that caused him to miss the regular-season finale against the Sounders, as he started both legs of the Galaxy's 5-0 aggregate-goal victory over Real Salt Lake.

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